Archive | April, 2017

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday includes Earth Day tree donation, free movie rental, and more

Another T-Mobile Tuesday is just a few days away, and now we know what T-Mo will have in store for us when the day rolls around. Next Tuesday, T-Mobile is celebrating Earth Day by letting customers plant a tree for free with Treecycler. The tree can be donated to one of more than 40 different reforestation projects around the globe. Sticking with that eco-friendly theme, T-Mo customers can also get 50 percent off an … [read full article]

FCC announces results of 600MHz auction, T-Mobile wins more spectrum than any other company

The FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction officially wrapped up earlier this year following a lot of back and forth between the TV broadcasters, the FCC, and the auction bidders. Now the results of that auction have come out. T-Mobile announced today that it came away with 1,525 licenses and an average of 31 MHz nationwide, which it spent a total of $7.99 billion on. T-Mo won 45 percent of all of the low-band spectrum available … [read full article]

T-Mobile tells Galaxy S8 pre-order customers that phones will begin shipping on April 19

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will officially hit stores on April 21, but many T-Mobile pre-order customers have likely been wondering if T-Mo will ship the new flagship out early like it’s done with previous high-profile releases. Today we got a bit more info on that matter. T-Mobile today began sending text messages to Galaxy S8 pre-order customers, including TmoNews reader Javar and some folks on Reddit, to let them know that they’ve begun packing orders … [read full article]

Samsung says Bixby Voice won’t be ready in time for Galaxy S8 launch

T-Mobile began accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at the end of March, and lots of you have probably reserved a unit since then. That’s why you should be aware of an announcement that Samsung made today regarding the GS8. Samsung has revealed to Axios that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ won’t feature Bixby Voice functionality at launch. That means that you won’t be able to control features of Bixby-enabled apps using your … [read full article]

ZTE Quartz is a new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch that’s coming to T-Mobile

ZTE is getting into the smartwatch game, and it’s partnering with T-Mobile on its first effort. The ZTE Quartz is now official. This Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is launching exclusively at T-Mobile, with online availability starting April 14. Select T-Mo stores will begin stocking the Quartz one week later on April 21. ZTE’s Quartz will cost $192. In exchange for your hard-earned dollars, you’ll get a smartwatch with a round 1.4-inch 400×400 AMOLED display with … [read full article]

Unlocked Moto G5 Plus found to support T-Mobile VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling

When it comes to using unlocked devices on T-Mobile, it’s not always guaranteed that you’ll get access to T-Mo features like Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE. The good news is that we can now add a device to the list of phones that do support those features. The Moto G5 Plus has been found to support both T-Mobile VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. TmoNews reader Ted found that both features are supported on his Moto G5 … [read full article]

LG G6 launches today, T-Mobile offering free tablet with purchase

A little more than one month after it was announced, the LG G6 has arrived on T-Mobile’s shelves. Today is LG G6 launch day, which means that you should be able to stroll into your friendly neighborhood T-Mobile store and pick one up. You can also order online if you’re not in the mood to leave the house. Pricing for the LG G6 is set at $26 down and $26 per month for 24 … [read full article]

T-Mobile asks FCC for permission to test 3.5GHz equipment

T-Mobile has some new testing that it wants to do, according to an FCC filing. T-Mobile has asked the FCC for permission to perform tests in the 3550-3700 MHz band. Specifically, T-Mo wants to test pre-commercial equipment from April 15, 2017, to September 30, 2018. The testing will take place in Bellevue, Wash., where T-Mobile’s headquarters are located, as well as in nearby Bothell, Wash. “T-Mobile wishes to start operating in the 3550-3700 MHz band to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ receiving updates

Days after T-Mobile pushed updates to its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, it’s begun updating another pair of Samsung phones. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ are now receiving a security update. TmoNews reader Jean Carlos received an update on his Note 5 today that weighed in at 14.34MB. The update for the S6 edge+ is similarly small, coming in at 14.46MB. As for what’s included, the update says that it improves the … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will include free magazine subscription and movie rental

One day after T-Mobile Tuesday offered a free MLB.TV Premium subscription, T-Mo has revealed what it’s got in store for the next T-Mobile Tuesday. The T-Mobile Tuesday for April 11 will offer a free one-year magazine subscription. Customers can choose between 13 different magazines, including Esquire, Marie Claire, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and others. Also coming next Tuesday is a free one-night movie rental from Redbox. Next week’s grand prize winner will receive a beauty experience weekend … [read full article]